On This Day

What Happened on May 26, 1948

Historical Events

  • Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
  • South Africa elects a nationalist government under D. F. Malan with an apartheid policy

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoff Greenidge, West Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests; last white player to play for WI), born in St Michael, Barbados
  • Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Famous Deaths

  • Theodore Morell, German doctor, Hitler's personal physician, dies at 61
1948 Highlights

About May 26, 1948

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini